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Saturday and Sunday 06 and 07 December and Saturday and Sunday13 and 14th December 2014

The annual Christmas Fair

A major attractions the first two weekends of December. The Open-Air Museum is decorated according to earlier traditions to show how our ancestors used to celebrate the Christmas Holiday. A Christmas marked, choral concerts, folk dance and activities for the children will get you in the Holiday spirit.

The Christmas Fair held at the Norsk Folkemuseum is the largest pre-Christmas event in Oslo. The Christmas Fair consists of three parts: The market, where craftsman in more than 120 traditional stalls sell handmade arts and crafts, Christmas decorations and treats. The stalls are found in the Old Town in part of the museum.

Then there are the decorated houses in the Open-Air Museum. The old houses are moved from all over Norway and are re-erected in the Museum Park and decorated according to the traditions and era of the original inhabitants. Finally there is the entertainment program which consists of children’s choir concerts in the museum’s Church Exhibition, a service in the 12thC Stave Church, Santa’s Workshop where children can help, folk dancing and much more

Timings
11:00 - 16:00 each day.

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T: +47 22 12 37 00



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How to say "Merry Christmas" in Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul

Good buys: Nothing. Everything is expensive in Norway.

Local dishes: Seafood, particularly salmon, herring, lobster and shrimp, is very common, as is venison. Breakfasts are huge: fish, meat, cheese and bread are served with boiled or fried eggs. The national drink is Aquavit, a liquor like schnapps. It, too, is expensive.

Interesting fact: The consumption of alcohol is strictly regulated in Norway and spirits and wine are only sold through state owned shops called Vinmonopolet. Beer, however, is sold in supermarkets. Nevertheless between 25 and 40 per cent of all alcohol consumed is either smuggled or illegally made at home.

Welcome to Oslo!
Norway’s capital - is centrally located in the heart of Scandinavia. Bounded by the fjord and the forested hills, Oslo offers fantastic scenery.
Events within music, art, culture, science and sport add life and colour to the city. During summer the days are long with over 18 hours of daylight available for outdoor pursuits, and Oslo can offer many different activities to fill that time.
The combination of big city life, a diverse array of cultural activities and easy access to untouched natural surroundings have made Oslo an increasingly attractive destination for travellers from all over the world.
Oslo is the only major city in Europe that can offer great skiing only minutes away from the city centre by the local underground. Why not try a city break out of the ordinary, where you can combine a winter sport holiday with pulsating nightlife, world famous museums and attractions, great shopping and high class cuisine.
In winter, the long dark nights add a romantic feeling to the city when people like to compensate for the lack of daylight by gathering by the fireplace or around a candlelight table.

Oslo - Toffee Apple stall
Artists Creative Market
Christmas Market

Majorstuen, Oslo West.
The market is an exciting meeting place with a wide variety of products - here you can buy arts and crafts directly from the artist. Clothes, interior, vowen and knitted articles, jewellery, glass, ceramics, woodworks, paintings, graphics, soaps and candles, new techniques, toys, classes and demonstrations Times Sat 10.00 – 16.00 Tue – Fri 13.00 –17.00

Oslo - smiling stallholders

Oslo was founded by King Harald Hardrade and became the capital of Norway in 1300 AD. Tourists can enjoy a tour through the Royal Palace or take stroll through the medieval castle, Akershus. The numerous parks and museums tell stories of Oslo’s interesting past. The devastating fire of 1624 left ruins for tourists to visit and lands that were turned into farms.
Unfortunately, the fire ruined most of medieval Oslo; however, you can research the history and see it displayed in their museums and enjoy the beautiful modern city that emerged from the ashes.
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